Monday, January 3, 2011

I will remember the works of Thy hands...

Happy New Year Everyone!

I, for one, am very excited about all the things that God has in store for us in 2011. We are praying BIG things---God things---for our family this coming year. I can't wait to share more, but for now I wanted to take a moment and reminisce about God's blessings that were showered on our family in 2010! The Lord has been so faithful and I NEVER want to forget, or take for-granted His goodness!!

The fog that accompanied the addition of two babies in only seven months of time was beginning to lift.

We no longer had two infants, but TWO (in to EVERYTHING) toddlers!

Being "busy" took on a whole new meaning for Shane and I;)


I reluctantly turned the big 3--0!!!


Corban lost his first tooth and

Riley learned to ride a two wheeler--woo hoo!


My precious baby boy turned ONE!


We celebrated the gift of adoption with other Christian Adoption Service (CAS) families,

did some strawberry pickin'!

and Shane and I were able to get away together for a weekend trip to NY city!

was a BIG month for our family...

Corban turned 7,

we celebrated Father's Day,

AND... sweet Miss "A" joined our family through foster care!


We celebrated the 4th---one of my favorite holidays!


We packed up and headed to the beach!


We celebrated two very special little girls!

Sophie Lu turned TWO!!!!!!!!!!

And "A" turned SIX!!!


Pumpkin' pickin' time,


and I ran my FIRST marathon!!!


will always be remembered as bittersweet.

We had to say "good bye" to our precious "A",

we welcomed our new addition Molly ;)

AND gave thanks for all the Lord's blessings in our lives!


Sweet RiRi turned five

we celebrated Jesus' birthday,
AND made some decisions regarding our 2011!

YES...2010 was a wonderful year!
I am humbled and thankful for all the Lord has done,
and look forward with great anticipation to what He has in store for us in 2011!
May it be our best year yet!

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.


These Are The Days said...

Jenny, I'm so excited to hear what's in store for your cute little family this year. How did I miss the marathon thing? Congrats on that huge accomplishment, you can motivate me for my half then k? :) I'll need it. Loved all the pics, you guys have had an eventuful year.

Brian & Ashley said...

Wow! You had a great year! Loved looking at all your pictures.

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

Wonderful post! I'm so excited about what's in store for you and your sweet family this year!! Can't wait to read more!! :)

Thanks for the nice comment on my post...Happy New Year to you, too!

Donna said...

Beautiful recap of your beautiful families' year! Anxious to hear what's next in store....

Celia Jimenez said...

What a great post, Jen! Its always so good to look back and see how God has been so good to us and so faithful. I know He will continue to do so in this next year. Praying your family will be ready and obedient to whatever He calls you to in 2011! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

I just have to say what an inspiration your family is. I think God has to hand-pick people to be foster parents. I can't imagine the heartbreak of them leaving. I'm sure that God gives you comfort in knowing that you are helping a little soul. Can't wait to hear more about your journey.

Shannon said...

I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I have been reading for a while from Florence, MS. I'm not sure how I found you. I'm looking forward to what God has in store for your family as well as mine in 2011.

You can read info about me at
As you can see, I'm a terrible blogger. Maybe that is something I will work on in 2011!!

Have a great day!

Melanie said...

I love this look back at a wonderful year! (And I may have to steal your idea for my blog!) Your family is a picture of love for the Lord & obedience to Christ! I know that He has wonderful things in store for you in 2011 as you continue to seek Him! Many blessings my sweet friend!

Karmen said...

I just adore your blog. You always have the best crafty ideas. I can't wait to read more about the BIG God things. :o)

Devin said...

What a wonderful, blessed year. I wish you the same in 2011! Looking forward to sharing it with you :)

Jodi said...

I love your blog and think your family is the sweetest. I can't wait to hear what is coming for y'all in 2011~

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

YOu have had a wonderful year! I am still giggling over the 2 toddlers thing! I cannot imagine! May 2011 be even more wonderful!

Nancy B. said...

Love reading your blog! I am excited for you :) thanks for sharing your sweet little family with us! Much Love! Nancy

Terri said...

You are so inspiring. I am so glad you are my friend!!!!!! Love this post! And I especially love how big our God is! Blessings!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like you had a wonderful year! I can't wait to see what 2011 brings for you and your wonderful family!